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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (4,096 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Demetri Martin Narrator: Demetri Martin Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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From the renowned comedian, creator, star and executive producer/multiple title-holder of Comedy Central's Important Things with Demetri Martin comes a bold, original, and rectangular kind of humor book.

Demetri's first literary foray features longer-form essays and conceptual pieces (such as Protagonists' Hospital, a melodrama about the clinic doctors who treat only the flesh wounds and minor head scratches of Hollywood action heroes), as well as his trademark charts, doodles, drawings, one-liners, and lists (i.e., the world views of optimists, pessimists and contortionists), Martin's material is varied, but his unique voice and brilliant mind will keep listeners in stitches from beginning to end. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “This book embodies the essence of Demetri’s comedy to perfection, which is a good thing since he wrote it. Silly but incredibly smart, it’s exactly what puts me in awe of his work.”

    Will Ferrell

  • “Showcases a dry wit that recalls early Woody Allen…Martin can add another line to his résumé: literary funnyman.”

    New York Post

  • “If you like random, short-attention-span riffs built on pithy comic premises, Martin’s your man. If you delight in writing that deconstructs comedy even while constructing it, his self-aware style will appeal…Martin’s absurdist wit has become distinctly his own, bearing fresh fruit even as the taproot stretches back decades.”

    Washington Post

  • “Throughout, Martin jokes in many guises, silly one moment, barbed the next, and he achieves a satirical brilliance that moves easily among surprising topics.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Wryly captivating…Martin always remains surprising, sharp, entertaining, and enthralling.”


  • “Displays an enthusiasm for finding literate jokes wherever he can find them…Martin has energy to burn when it comes to mining linguistic absurdities for laughs.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A Los Angeles Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Amanda | 2/17/2014

    " Another great one by David Wong. Only wish there was one more for me to read. Loved this series "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Pam | 2/13/2014

    " Enjoyed the first book in the series, but LOVED this one! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by writegeist | 2/12/2014

    " Okay, it wasn't as much fun as John Dies at the End, but it still was pretty amazing, especially the last 75 pages. The real joy of the first book was the interaction between John and David. While this isn't as consistent through this book, Wong creates a truly scary story. He has a deft hand with the whole horror genre and does a great job with building tension with his action sequences. A more mature story, however, I enjoyed the "blog" qualities that were a part of the first book and are missing from this one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Josephine | 1/29/2014

    " This might have made more sense if I'd read the first book, John Dies at the End...well...first, but I could at least follow the plot. Overall, I'd say that it read like the novelization of a mashup of all the zombie apocalypse and government conspiracy movies out there. Which could be a very very good or appallingly bad thing, depending on whether you like those kinds of movies or not. "

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